Paula Quintela completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from Universidad de Chile. Having studied professional photography at Fotoforum Institute in Chile, ceramics at Fanshaw College in London (Canada) and printmaking with Canadian artist Jean Pierre Sauvé in Montreal. Exhibiting in both solo and group exhibitions in Chile and abroad, including France, Argentina, New York, Hong Kong and Australia.
Her current work explores the cultural experiences and connections between time, migration and memory.
‘In my journey as an artist, I have always been fascinated by Nature. As a result of living in strikingly different regions of the world, I have expressed this fascination in various ways. Three elements recur clearly and vigorously throughout my work: the Water, the Air and the Earth, with, usually, one element overtaking the others, in accordance with the characteristics of the location in which I am living at that moment. From the strong and dark oceans of South America to the textures of the Canadian forest; from the starry sky of the Atacama Desert to the mountainous Santiago city and recently to the tropical forests of Australia, I draw my imagery’.
Recent projects, exhibitions and achievements‘
Winner of the Clayton Utz Atr prize 2018. Douro Printmaking Biennal, Coa Museum, Portugal
SACO5',Antofagasta-Chile, (Muelle Historic)Life in Parana road" (Bosz Gallery) Solo show, Lessons in history vol.ii-democracy’(Grahame Gallery) Australia ‘Almanaque’ solo show ,First Prize, Lenten Art Exhibition, Brisbane ~ ‘Southern Circles’, Church Studio Franklin, Tasmania ~ ‘...some migrate by day, some migrate by night...’, (Jugglers Gallery) Brisbane ~ ‘Water Portraits' Brisbane (Bleeding Heart Gallery)-Melbourne (off the Kerb Gallery) , Portraits d’eau, Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Montreal, Quebec ~ ‘Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta 2010-2011’, Hong Kong ~ ‘Brookfield Art Show’, Queensland ~ ‘On Paper’, (QCA Project Gallery) Brisbane ~ ‘My Case International’, Open Printshop, Hong Kong, ~ ‘Paper and Wood’, Shire Gallery, Kingaroy ~ ‘Pine Apples’, Church Gallery, Tasmania ~ Myrtle Studio, Brisbane, Australia.
Residing in Brisbane (Australia) she continues to develop her art practice by employing traditional practices and new media in her works though installation, printmaking and mixed media.
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